Thursday, August 13, 2015

How the New Moon in Leo Can Help to Channel Your Inner Badass






The New Moon in Leo occurs tomorrow at 10:53 am EDT.

I am so excited about this New Moon! Its absolutely Swoon~ worthy! Whats not to love...passion, fire, excitement, boldness? Stahhhp it...totally my kind of New Moon!  If you're an undercover badass~ you will bask in the glow of this yummy energy.  Leo is a passionate, fiery, bold and beautiful sign and those, dear-heart,  are the aspects that this New Moon will highlight and encourage us to focus on.

Every New Moon is yet another possibility for each of us to plant the seeds of what we want to manifest and to concentrate on the things that we hope to draw into our lives. Moon energy is always powerful and at the New Moon in particular, we all have the opportunity to really focus, set our intentions and to make a heartfelt wish for whatever it is that we want from the Universe.

Leo energy is available to all of us to use in our New Moon manifestations. The spotlight will be on formulating some new goal/goals. We should reflect on our romantic lives, our creative endeavors and hobbies and also our relationships with children. Now is the time to be really clear with that we want and not to be afraid to ask for whatever that may be. Just own the things that you desire the most. Be clear with your boundaries. Leo is the sign of the lion. Powerful, regal and self assured. Yeah~ be all of that!

Some important keywords for this spicy, fiery sign are pride, generosity, hospitable, caring, warm active and very open. How can we incorporate some of these traits into our own personalities? This is an excellent opportunity to make some big changes that will benefit us beyond the current moon cycle. Set the stage now to reap the rewards in about 2 weeks at the full moon. Plant the seeds...act with passion...say how you really feel...channel your inner badass!

The Leo New Moon is a time for creation. Your creation. This phase is about personal power. This is definitely NOT the time to be a wallflower! Sashay boldly into the limelight. Walk the walk. Own it! Its all about celebrating your unique story. Step into leadership~ you are being called upon. Live passionately and make lots of wishes!

Big Love,

Shannon
xoxo


Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Moon with a Retrograde Twist!



Happy Sunday!

We are gearing up for the powerful New Moon in Taurus and our second retrograde of 2015. Both will take place tomorrow...so exciting! So here is the rundown on what we need to know about this beautiful cosmic event...

Some quick retrograde advice first~
Planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts and automobiles. A lot of times during the retrograde, we can experience issues with any or several of these areas. I have found that the easiest way to navigate this 3 week period is to remain flexible, allow for extra travel time, avoid signing contracts, and review all projects and plans. We often focus on the down side of the retrograde, but I happen to actually like this time and here's why~

The retrograde is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Often times something or someone from our past comes up for review. It's also the best time to slow down, organize, clear out, clean out and regroup. Our intuition is typically heightened now and coincidences can be extraordinary! There is magic in this brief period.  I promise!  :)

I am so looking forward to this New Moon in Taurus!
This Moon bodes well for farmers, gardeners and anyone planting new seeds for projects, love relationships or other ventures. It's an excellent time to reboot your physical practice. Get back on track with your exercise program, nutrition, sleep and hydration. Eat well! Walk barefoot in the grass. Honor your body and the amazing things it does for you!

Because this particular New Moon occurs the same day as the retrograde there can be a strong influence on relationships specifically those that are romantic and can be of a soulmate nature. This isn't a time to solve the big problems or to "figure things out." Don't fight the tides of change, whatever is happening in our lives, trust it~ its the process that we are meant to experience.

Loads of Bright Light and Big Love~

Shannon
xo


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Spring Equinox! Happy New Beginning! Happy Transformation!











WOW... What a week!

Spring has sprung...We welcome the Equinox!  Our New Moon is in Pisces and as if that wasn't enough excitement, we have also had a Solar Eclipse!

Pisces energy encourages us to dream and envision what we can contribute to create the world that we WISH to live in. Simple acts of kindness~including ourselves~ the focus should be as we heal, we help others to heal.

This is arguably the most powerful week of 2015 in astrological terms. This is a time of choosing new options and of releasing the old, the outdated and what no longer serves us. Think "breakthroughs and insights."

The eclipse portal is opening and will last the entire lunar cycle and the will be followed by a lunar eclipse on April 4. With 2 eclipses back to back, we have a very powerful cycle.

This particular eclipse happens to be in the last degree of Pisces, also known as the Omega degree. This degree brings to a close great cycles of time and changes to major life themes and patterns.

Use this time to set intentions~ to manifest. Focus on the things and the energy that you want to bring into your life. Spend time writing your goals and dreams. We have opportunity every lunar cycle for new resolutions. Make one of them acts of kindness~

Bright Light and Big Love!

xoxo

Shannon

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Looking Deeper at the 10 of Swords (OUCH!)

Card of the Week:

10 of Swords

 Key Words: Enlightenment, turning point, feeling back-stabbed, martyrdom, exaggerated self pity, feeling life is against you, playing the victim and cutting through the illusion.

OUCH! This particular 10 is an alarming card to draw in a layout, but it isn't quite as bad as it looks. There are many interpretations of the 10 of Swords, because it is one of the most powerful and complex cards in the deck. So lets take a deeper look to gain a better understanding of this seemingly sad... almost painful card.

One of the best and nicest things I can say right off the bat about this guy is that like all tens, this card  indicates the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It may not sound like much, but it is powerful and here's why:

Before you can embark on this new journey or new beginning, you must liberate yourself from old patterns of behavior that no longer serve you, drop all of your emotional baggage and say good- bye to the old you. This is the time to finally rid your life of all of that unnecessary clutter. Things feel bad right now...we have all been there, but if you look at the message in this card as one of enlightenment, you then put yourself in a position of running your own show. You can get to a place of regaining your authority on YOU. Grab a broom...sweep the crap out of all of your corners and put your stuff and the stuff that you have let others leave behind into a dustpan and discard... once and for all.

Sometimes we all have to accept our illusions for what they are. But even the act of being disillusioned can only lead to a new self awareness. This is the time to look forward and to finally put the past behind you. It is often at the point of descending into the depths that you must realize that the only way out... is up.

The final message of the 10 of Swords is simple: It sucks right now, but you are almost through it. Tens signify completion and the cycle end...this card does in fact indicate a turn for the better. Hang in there!


Big Love and Bright Light!


Shannon
xo






Saturday, September 29, 2012

It's a Full Moon kind of weekend!






The Full Moon in Aries will occur tonight at 11:19 PM EST.

So what exactly does this mean for us and what can we expect?

Without getting too astrologically scientific, this Full Moon does have significance for all of us.

Traditionally, the Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. Its an emotional time...a time of romance, fertilization and relationships. There is polarity with this Full Moon which urges us to strike a balance between meeting our personal needs and tending to the needs of others.

The Aries Full Moon is self assertive, leading and personally courageous. It values authenticity over tact and is energized by independent efforts. Tonight's Full Moon is all about emotional declarations. Something of a personal nature may be building inside of us and now is the time that the energy of the universe demands that we let it out! We will feel what this "something" is during the next 2 weeks.

You may find creative bursts seemingly coming out of nowhere. Go with it! This is an amazing time to be creatively inspired. We might also see people coming back from our past for further review.  We will all experience realizations of what is working and not working for us. Our priorities may seem to shift as we are preparing for the turn of the year.

The time is now to express ourselves and to let things out of our system. Get rid of the things that do not serve you anymore. Surrender to the sweet release and accept the new positive energy to come your way and fill you up to the tippy~top.

Many Full Moon Blessings!

Big Love and Bright Moon Light!

xo

Shannon

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Fall Equinox!




I am absolutely giddy with Autumn Awesomeness!!!


 It's time to say goodbye to the long, hot, humid (i'm in Florida...humidity is a season here) days of summer. So long Summer~ and a big hearty WELCOME, HELLO, HOWDY, BONJOUR, HOLA, CIAO, and WHAT UP to the fantastical Fall Equinox!

I love everything about fall...the cooler days, the longer nights, the rich colors everywhere, the hustle and bustle of nature preparing herself for another winter season and candy corn...I heart candy corn! I also love this time of year because it is such an important point in the cycle of the universal flow.

The Fall Equinox marks a moment of balance, after which the nights become longer again. Change is upon all of us and the Fall Equinox holds the balance between light and dark, harvest and sacrifice and attachment and release. The fall season reflects what is shifting in this moment. Astrologically, the planets have aligned to facilitate the dissolving old forms, patterns and the release of old ways. We are pushed to go within~ to take a deeper look at ourselves and to gain a better understanding of change.

This time can be used to wake up, to be present, to be real...to be authentic. It challenges us to dig deep to find what keeps us from our true authenticity, what points of view or beliefs limit us, what keeps us from opening doors and opening to possibilities. 

Fall Equinox calls upon us all to stand up and get back into alignment with nature, with our values and above all else...with our truest selves.

Wishing you all a miraculous season of change!

Happy Fall Equinox!


Big Love and Super Bright Light!

xo


Friday, September 21, 2012

"So, umm...like...how does this stuff really work?"



If I was given a nickel for every time I was asked that question....well, I would have a lot of nickels.


Every reader has heard that question dozens of times. I was asked this again last night by a new client and my higher self made a HUGE note on my invisible blackboard (in pink chalk~ I heart pink) that I should blog about how "this stuff really works."

To get our amazingly brilliant, beautiful minds around this...we have to dive into the deep end. Are ya with me? Take a deep breath....Let's do this~

Tarot is a divination tool. To "divine" is to foresee or to foretell. Many cultures throughout the ages have used divination to take a gander at both the present and the future using anything from tossed twigs, coins and tea leaves, to patterns in puddles after the rain. The desire to know what will be is  a very strong human drive.

We seem to have lost the awareness that there is something "other," a connecting force that permeates all life and all existence. Think in terms of  ENERGY.... this connecting force includes the random shuffling and choosing of the Tarot cards. There is an ancient and universal belief that everything in the Universe is interconnected and that the events and patterns in a person's life are all part of an invisible force.

The seemingly random choice of cards at any one moment is a powerful signifier of the meaning of that moment. It is almost as if the cards pick you, just as you pick the cards. We all project unconscious issues onto objects in the environment. We perceive reality through the tinted lens of our own nature. And we similarly project our inner issues onto each Tarot card. Yet there is a message in every symbol and meaning behind every single image in the Tarot. In return, the cards have the ability to awaken us to the powerful patterns in human nature that gives us the answers and solutions that we already unconsciously knew, but didn't dare to believe possible.

The tarot works because it plays the chords that resonate within your soul. It is in essence, the music of your higher self...

 I like to use the mirror analogy when explaining Tarot. Your projections about love, life and hopes and fears are cast onto the cards as they are the glass of the mirror. What you are actually reading in conjunction with the apparent random choice of cards are all of those projections thrown back at you in a secret language which your reader will help you understand. Because of its objectiveness...Tarot always tells the truth. 

Still with me???


Deliciously deep, right???

Every card tells a story about our own personal journey at any given moment of time, and the interpretation and association with the symbols expand the tale. You are the creator of that journey. You are the writer of your story. You are the poet, the mastermind, the lyrical genius of each and every chapter of your very own novel.

So, umm...yeah...this stuff really works :)

Big Love and Lots of Light!

Shannon
xo